Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for sanctioning a Regional Passport Office here. The passport office would serve the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh, Naidu told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. He said he has received a communication from Swaraj on the decision taken by her ministry in this regard.
On the occasion, he announced that the foundation stone for the 200-bed ESI hospital at Visakhapatnam would be laid on Monday by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu the hospital project was also not a part of the AP Re-organisation Act.